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Rodney Parade (ATT 3,757) 18th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Newport Newport County AFC vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Newport 3

R Howe (45+2)
R Burge (71)
C Zebroski (83)

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Oxford Utd 2

J Constable (14)
A Potter (88)

Oxford suffer Exiles reverse

Last Updated: 19/02/14 11:42am

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Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Lee Minshull: Celebrates his goal

Newport came from a goal behind to beat promotion-chasing Oxford 3-2 at Rodney Parade.

James Constable had given Oxford a first-half lead but goals from Rene Howe, Ryan Burge and Chris Zebroski gave County their first win since Boxing Day.

It moves Justin Edinburgh's side to within six points of the League Two play-off spots with three games in hand over seventh-placed Southend.

Constable had given the visitors the advantage in the 14th minute when he smashed a left-foot shot past Elliot Parish after a superb ball from Dave Kitson.

The home side had to wait until the second minute of first-half injury-time to draw level when Howe deflected in Lee Minshull's long-range shot for a goal on his home debut.

Burge then gave County the lead with a stunning free-kick after 70 minutes before a defensive mix-up allowed Zebroski to grab the home side's third.

Substitute Alfie Potter scored for Oxford in the 87th minute but Edinburgh's side held on for a vital win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37

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